'Captain America 3,' 'Batman Vs. Superman' to Open on Same Day: Report

Friday, 14 Mar 2014 01:01 PM

By Ken Mandel

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It looks like "Captain America 3" and "Batman vs. Superman" will challenge each other at the box office in May 2016, opening on the same day and pitting two rival movie studios against each other for the comic book audience.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Captain America 3," the third installment in Marvel's patriotic avenger franchise, will open May 6, 2016, the same day as Warner Brothers' Batman-Superman movie starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill.

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The collision course was set when Warner Brothers pushed back its release of the Batman-Superman film from July 2015 to allow for more production time.

"Usually one side blinks," BoxOffice.com Vice President and Chief Analyst Phil Contrino told TheWrap. "You always want to avoid this. It's not good for either movie."

Marvel secured the 2016 release date last year, though it didn't specify which of its movies would debut.

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier," the second film of the series, opens April 4.

The first movie in the series, "Captain America: The First Avenger," grossed $371 million worldwide, though "Winter Soldier" could match the $641 million grossed worldwide last year by another Marvel sequel, "Thor: The Dark World," The Hollywood Reporter said.

"Winter Soldier" stars Chris Evans in the title role, and was directed by brothers Anthony and Joe Russo, who are already in negotiations to return for the third film.

Big-screen adaptations of comic book heroes have been box-office gold for the better part of a decade, with Spider-Man, Batman, Iron Man, The Avengers, and Thor, among others, accounting for the biggest successes.

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